In fly fishing, you cast line rather than a lure. Other fishing methods rely on a lure's weight to pull line from a reel during the forward motion of a cast. By design, a fly is too light to be cast. Instead, it follows a fly line when it is cast.
There are many casts you can use in fly fishing, but they all follow the same basic principles of moving the rod and line. It's best to start with the simple overhead or side cast then once you have mastered it, you can add more complicated casts.
To guide you in casting, our friends at The Orvis Company who are some of the best fly anglers in the country, have provided some instructional videos to help you. Remember, practice is crucial to developing good casting technique. With frequent, regular practice, you can become an expert caster in no time.
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